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Ask a Cicerone: The Best Lower-Alcohol Dark Beers

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 11 comments

If you love dark beer, you probably find yourself drinking quite a few strong specimens—luscious barrel-aged imperial stouts and robust porters, rich, roasty...and boozy. But what about the sorts of dark beers that you can drink by the pint all afternoon? More

Snapshots from the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Drinks Erin Zimmer 6 comments

The most popular tourist destination in Ireland? Nope, not the Book of Kells at Trinity College or the Blarney Castle. It's the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Situated on St. James Street in an industrial complex overlooking the rest of the city, this is where Guinness has been brewed since the stout's inception in 1759. But to clarify, the Guinness Storehouse that's open to visitors is not the physical brewery; it's a six-story (pint-shaped!) museum full of interactive exhibits explaining the Guinness brewing process and its Irish heritage. More

Chocoholic: Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

Bake with your booze on St. Patrick's Day with this dripping moist chocolate cake deeply flavored with the dark tones of decadent chocolate stout. More

Bar Bites: Coffee and Chipotle-Rubbed Steak Kabobs with Stout Molasses Pan Sauce

Marvin Gapultos 1 comment

Rib eye steaks are massaged with a potent mix of ground coffee, cocoa powder, and chipotle powder before being sizzled in a hot cast-iron pan. As the steaks rest, a quick pan sauce is made from oatmeal stout, soy sauce, and molasses. More

Coffee and Chipotle-Rubbed Steak Kabobs with Stout Molasses Pan Sauce

Serious Eats Marvin Gapultos 3 comments

Rib eye steaks are massaged with a potent mix of ground coffee, cocoa powder, and chipotle powder before being sizzled in a hot cast-iron pan. As the steaks rest, a quick pan sauce is made from oatmeal stout, soy sauce, and molasses. More

5 New Big Stouts You Should Seek Out

Drinks Sean M. Buchan 9 comments

Big stouts are a staple in the American craft brewing scene. These robust, flavorful, high alcohol beers are typically released in the winter months, and each year sees a growing number of variations on the style. Some hit the mark, others...don't. Here we've pulled together 5 of the best new stouts from across the country. More

On the Beer Trail: Smuttynose Imperial Stout in New Hampshire

Drinks Ethan Fixell 3 comments

For anyone under the assumption that New Hampshire, the geographically conjoined twin of Vermont—America's greenest state; the neo-hippie birthplace of Ben and Jerry's and Phish—would produce anything but some of the baddest-ass beer in the country, I must correct you. And you're lucky I'm the one doing it, because if New Hampshire were here, she'd probably be a whole lot less polite about it. More

6 Great Affordable Imperial Stouts from California

Drinks Jen Muehlbauer 5 comments

I'll drink a stout any day of the year, but it's impossible to argue with dark beer in winter. Considering stresses that can accompany December, you're forgiven for reaching for stouts with a bit more nerve-soothing booze than usual. Enter imperial stout, or as I like to describe it to Irish stout loyalists: "three Guinnesses in one glass." More

Beer Mythbusting: The Truth About Porter and Stout

Drinks Lisa Grimm 17 comments

There are many myths swirling around the origins and evolution of porter and stout. First there is the notion that stout and porter refer to quite different styles; another holds that these beers were always dark, while a third tradition relies on the 'three threads' story to give porter an origin myth. All these tales are largely—and in some cases entirely—untrue. More

Homebrewing: How To Brew A Russian Imperial Stout

Drinks Joe Postma 4 comments

Warming up with a homebrewed Russian Imperial Stout is the perfect way to end a chilly winter day. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavors are predominate in this dark and heavy beer style. The hop character can be mild or assertive, but it is always overshadowed by the massive roasty malts and warming alcohol. The high ABV and the large amount of specialty dark grains make this style a little more difficult to homebrew correctly than many of the other beer recipes we've looked at so far, but I'll walk you through it today. More

Tailgate Cupcakes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

These Tailgate Cupcakes are the holy trinity of salted caramel: salted caramel cake filled with yes, salted caramel, topped with salted caramel, and finished with a shower of crunchy coarse grained salt. More

12 Days of Christmas Beer: Ridgeway Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

Of course this is a gimmick, meant as an impulse-buy to be tucked in the toe of a Christmas stocking, but the beer's not bad. A savory, roasty stout with a meaty side, Ridgeway's Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout reminded us of coffee-rubbed ribs, and in a good way. More

Bake the Book: Beer Run Cupcakes

Sweets Caroline Russock Post a comment

To up the testosterone in these manly cupcakes, Arrick has incorporated a duo that's more at home at your local bar than in a pastry shop: beer and pretzels. The beer here is your choice of stout, Guinness is good but a darker, more chocolaty stout is even better. Since the stout is baked into the cake base and swirled into the icing, you're looking for a stout full of roasty caramel-and-coffee notes. More

Beer Run Cupcakes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

We think these chocolate stout cupcakes topped with pretzels would fit right in at your local bar. Not exactly standard pub fare, but pretty close. More

New Beer: Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 12 comments

This year's winter variety pack from Sam Adams includes the standards—Holiday Porter, Old Fezziwig, Winter Lager, and Chocolate Bock, plus a new coffee stout made with Sumatran coffee beans. It's certainly not the richest, roastiest stout you'll find, but it's pleasantly mouthfilling and offers a a nice coffee-and-cocoa flavor. More

Homebrewing: How to Brew Dry Stout

Drinks Joe Postma 1 comment

While I've heard some people say dark beers are not for summertime, for me nothing pairs better with a grilled steak than a Dry Irish Stout. The low final gravity of the Dry Stout creates a light finish on the tongue, while the roasted coffee flavors complement food cooked over charcoal. More

How Much Do You Know About Beer?

Katie Quinn 39 comments

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. You may look forward to a brewski after a long week or with your favorite burger. Perhaps you only drink light beers, or stouts, or IPAs. Do you like drinking it from a glass, bottle, or can? However you like (or don't like) beer, how much do you really know about the popular beverage? Take the quiz! » More

Cook the Book: Irish Porter Cake

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

This Irish Porter Cake from Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen is the St. Patrick's Day version of of a Christmas fruit cake—except you actually want to eat this one since it's doused in Guinness and ridiculously delicious. More

Serious Beer Pairings: Chocolate and Beer for Valentine's Day

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

Chocolate and beer? Together? It may sound like a conspiracy on the part of beer-loving-guys to take back Valentine's Day, but take it from this former skeptic: Chocolate and beer can be an incredible pairing. More

Time for a Drink: Black Velvet

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 2 comments

The Black Velvet's name perfectly describes the experience and sensation of drinking one: thick, rich, luxurious, decadent and probably a little bit dangerous. I was apprehensive the first time I came across the recipe, but I was quickly won over: the drink marries the stout's ferrous tang with the dry, fruity crispness of Champagne, and makes itself all the more drinkable by cutting the beer's robust richness with all those manic bubbles. More

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